I was in Belize between Christmas and New Year’s and my favorite place was Maya Beach. We stayed at a wonderful cottage at a lovely resort with a fantastic restaurant on the beach. My very favorite dish there was their “Chopped Salad”. I think I actually ordered it at least 5 times or more!! It was awesome! (Of course, sitting in an outdoor restaurant on the beach in the middle of winter didn’t hurt a bit either!)
Here is my rendition of the Maya Beach Chopped Salad:
Ingredients (No need to measure, just add in whatever amounts you want)
Red bell pepper
Sweet vidalia onion
Parsley or cilantro
Fresh lemon juice
Extra virgin olive oil
Touch of honey
Sea salt and pepper
Chop all veggies
Mix equal parts lemon juice and olive oil, add a touch of honey to taste, stir into salad.
Makes a great light vegetarian meal or side dish. Enjoy!